Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Love Adoption / Pray for Brooklyn

Oh my goodness, we LOVE this video!  A friend shared it with us today and we're so grateful!  Sophi walked in as I was watching it, and one of the boys without arms was playing the piano.  She exclaimed, "That's my FRIEND!  Now I have three friends.  'Cause there's that one girl and then Tisha and that boy playing the piano.  I have so many friends!!"  (:

On a sadder note, we have a neighbor who is missing.  Brooklyn is in Taylor's Sunday School class and in Young Women's with Graci.  Our whole community has rallied together-- it's been amazing to watch everyone do what they can to help.  When I was out with the search and rescue today, I talked to people from as far north as Bountiful who had come to volunteer.   Hundreds of people showed up.  It's heartwarming to know that there are so many caring people out there-- and yet, our hearts are heavy right now as a big storm has rolled in and there still aren't any leads that we know of.  Taylor, Parker, Graci and Cali joined the youth in our ward to hang yellow ribbons all over her home tonight.  They are all very concerned.  Please pray for Brooklyn and her family.



  1. I had wondered if you guys new this family! So sad! I am sure her parents are beside themselves. Do the police have any clues? Will pray got her and we love the video too!

  2. Brilliant video - absolutely loved it - it's what life is all about!

    Prayers offered for Brooklyn and her family - so hard - I've been involved in sooo many....keep in communication with your kids about it too - I can see this "triggering" a lot of emotion, it always does in me.

    hugs and prayers - love you guys - aus and co.

  3. The Landsgaard clan is praying for Brooklyn! ANd thanks for posting that fantastic video. I shared it too!

  4. Christianne, THANK YOU for sharing this video - absolutely touched my heart!!! This could have very easily been your family making this video. We admire you every day!

  5. Milo (age 5, born without arms) would love to be Sophi's friend too! We showed him the video of her doing daily tasks that you posted a while back, and he was very excited. He came home from Anhui Province in Sept 2011. :-D It's if you ever want to get in touch.

  6. I love adoption, too! That video is wonderful. And what a miracle that Brooklyn was found!